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Posted on Sunday, May 10, 2015

No further action on Sainz/Kvyat scrap

The stewards at the Spanish Grand Prix have decided that no further action is warranted over the late scrap between Carlos Sainz Jr and Daniil Kvyat. The pair were investigated after the race, with Kvyat accused of changing direction three times on the straight and under braking for Turn 1 on the final lap. Sainz was also investigated after he re-joined the circuit at Turn 2 ahead of his rival, having been attempting to make a move for ninth position. 'In relation to the alleged […]

Posted on Sunday, May 10, 2015

Grosjean pleased with points after 'tough race'

Romain Grosjean says he was pleased to collect some championship points as he endured a tough race at the Spanish Grand Prix. Grosjean experienced high tyre wear and clipped his mechanics when he made a pit stop, while his day was exacerbated by the absence of fourth gear in his Lotus. "It was a tough and eventful race," he said. "Firstly, I’m glad to say that no-one was seriously injured in the pit stop. "The rear tyres were experiencing a lot of degradation and I […]

Posted on Sunday, May 10, 2015

Ricciardo says seventh confirms Red Bull position

Daniel Ricciardo says that seventh place in the Spanish Grand Prix reflects Red Bull's position in the 2015 pecking order. Ricciardo started from the bottom of the top 10 but made progress on the first lap to move up a few positions, before settling for seventh place. "It was definitely a better race, I think," he said. "To be honest I knew yesterday we underachieved what we could have done as a team but today, we got what we were supposed to get. "Again, it […]

Posted on Sunday, May 10, 2015

Button: McLaren 'scary' to drive

Jenson Button labelled his McLaren MP4-30 as 'scary to drive' after he finished down in 16th place at the Spanish Grand Prix. Button was lapped in the race and believes that there was a fundamental problem with his car. "[On] Friday the long runs were good, but, it was pretty scary to drive," he said. "Every time I touched the throttle, it just snapped. I am sure there is something wrong there. "The problem is in the low-speed it is slow and you just get […]

Posted on Sunday, May 10, 2015

Rosberg happy to cut Hamilton advantage

Nico Rosberg says he is happy to have closed Lewis Hamilton's advantage in the championship for the first time this year as he collected victory at the Spanish Grand Prix. Rosberg followed up his first pole position of the campaign with a win at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, closing Hamilton's lead in the title race from 27 to 20 points. "It was a perfect weekend," he said. "Great to be on pole and have a race like this. [I'm] very, very happy. I’d like to […]

Posted on Sunday, May 10, 2015

Vettel sure Ferrari has made progress

Sebastian Vettel says he is sure Ferrari has made progress at the Spanish Grand Prix, despite the squad slipping to its biggest deficit to Mercedes in 2015. Vettel collected third position in Spain but finished the race 45 seconds behind victor Nico Rosberg. Despite this deficit, Vettel believes that Ferrari has made gains, with the nature of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya masking the progress. "If you look at the gap in the race, it was the biggest so far so you might think it’s not […]

Posted on Sunday, May 10, 2015

'Damage limitation' for Hamilton in Spain

Lewis Hamilton admitted that it was a case of 'damage limitation' as he collected second place at the Spanish Grand Prix. Hamilton slipped to third at the start and had to switch to a three-stop strategy in order to pass Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel. Hamilton emerged from his final stop ahead of Vettel but was significantly adrift of team-mate Nico Rosberg, who went on to comfortably win the race. "I had a poor start, [it's been a] long time since [I had] such a bad […]

Posted on Sunday, May 10, 2015

Rosberg cruises to first 2015 win in Spain

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg claimed his first victory of the season after controlling proceedings from pole position at the Spanish Grand Prix. Rosberg led away from top spot while Lewis Hamilton slipped behind Sebastian Vettel, resulting in the World Champion having to adopt an alternative strategy to clear the Ferrari. Hamilton got ahead of Vettel by running three stops, as opposed to the typical two, and made it a Mercedes 1-2, with Vettel completing the podium for Ferrari. Rosberg retained his advantage at the start while […]

Posted on Saturday, May 9, 2015

Alonso optimistic over quest for points

Fernando Alonso reckons McLaren can fight for points at the Spanish Grand Prix, though emphasised that overall progress remains the goal for the squad. Alonso qualified in 13th position for his home race at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya but is confident that he can finished inside the top 10. "I am confident we can take points tomorrow," he said. "It doesn’t change too much, to finish ninth, 10th, 11th, one point, two points, it is not what we want. "We want much bigger than that […]

Posted on Saturday, May 9, 2015

Sainz Jr. thrilled after career-best result

Carlos Sainz Jr. expressed his delight after he qualified in fifth position for his home race in Spain. Sainz Jr had been a top 10 contender throughout the weekend but completed a fine lap in the final shootout session in qualifying to register his best grid slot in front of his home fans “It feels great, exactly what I was planning and imaging before the season,” he said. “It was my time now to show everyone that Red Bull was right and after these first […]

Posted on Saturday, May 9, 2015

Grosjean sure of points opportunity

Romain Grosjean says he feels Lotus can challenge for points during the Spanish Grand Prix after narrowly missing out on a berth in the top 10 shootout. Lotus had struggled during the final practice session on Saturday morning but both Grosjean and team-mate Pastor Maldonado made it through to Q2, where they set the 11th and 12th fastest times respectively. "We can be happy with where we are following qualifying," said Grosjean. "After this morning we didn’t think that we’d make it into Q2 but […]

Posted on Saturday, May 9, 2015

Ricciardo critical of 'worst' qualifying performance

Daniel Ricciardo says that his performance during qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix was the worst since he joined Red Bull. Ricciardo, who was affected by mechanical problems during Friday practice, could manage only the 10th best time in qualifying, two places behind team-mate Daniil Kvyat. "I think tenth place must be my worst qualifying since I started with the team, so it wasn’t the best day," he said. "I was frustrated mainly in sector 3. In Q1 and Q2 I felt it was my […]